Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Pop art soap

I call this my "Camy Warhol collection." Get it? Yes, I'm the queen of bad puns, or at least the court jester of that realm.

More using up some bits of scrap soaps and repurposing old chocolate moulds.

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Night sky

I keep looking at the galaxy soap by Otion, and I just love it! I don't do CP soaps, and I'm not sure if MP shreds would hold together the same way, so I improvised. I took a bunch of bits and pieces of soap and melted them together, not really caring what the colour would turn out to be as it would be some alien planet anyway. I poured it into a 3-D ice cube mould (well half of it anyway, since it didn't matter that I only had half a circle).  To make some distant stars, I dropped bits of leftover soap in behind the planet. The black background was created with black mica to give it a more sparkly look.

The "planet" is more greenish in real life. Still working on lighting.

This photo shows the half sphere better, but makes the "sky" look more blue than the original black

Maybe I should've called this post "how to use up leftovers" instead.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, 9 March 2015

The Divine Ms. D

D for Diva, Diva Soap that is. Most of you already know Maja and her wonderful soaps by blog and reputation. I am always in awe of my soaping friends and their wonderful creations. When Maja worked on getting a new website up, she asked me to be an extra spell checker for her. I was happy to do so, although Maja already has an excellent command of the English language. While looking over her site, I decided to order a couple of her soaps as well.

When my package came, it took me a while to go pick it up and then a few more days before I got around to opening it. Poor Maja was probably wondering what the heck happened. I shouldn't have been too surprised, knowing a little bit about Maja and her generous nature, but I wasn't expecting so much generosity. In addition to a lovely handwritten note, Maja gave me an adorable box that held 4 of her gorgeous soaps inside. I had only ordered 2 and here she gives me 2 extras.

Thank you so much Maja! I can't wait to try them although they are going on display first for a while so others can admire them as well.
I love the details she puts on the top.

All my goodies from Maja!

Isn't this packaging just the most adorable thing ever?

Monday, 2 March 2015

Chocolates and wine

This should probably have been my Valentine's post, but I'm always a little behind the times. I'm not crazy over the colour of these "chocolates" (anyone have any ideas how to make it look more chocolate-y?) but the mould is originally a chocolate mould. It is scented with a chocolate FO to help it seem more realistic.

Monday, 23 February 2015

I can do anything

That's what Hedley sings. Apparently that's not going to be my theme song.

When we were younger, we went to Disneyland as a family, and after watching the fireworks from our motel room, my sister jumped over a strip of rocks between the driveway and the sidewalk to our room. I said, "I can do that too!" She closes the door on me for fun, and when she opened up the door, I'm down on my hands and knees in front of the door, cursing. Apparently, I couldn't jump over that strip successfully. (she loves telling that story BTW).

Fast forward to 2015, I see an awesome tutorial on Soapqueen and I think "hey I can do that." Maybe if I had done it in a loaf like she did, it might've turned out, but I didn't want to make a loaf, I wanted to make guest squares. Needless to say, it's another craft fail. Plus, I forgot to add a pretty flower on top. At least they smell good being scented with Moonlight Pomegranate.

On the bright side, I got a bunch of new things for the kitchen.

Hope you had a more successful week than I did.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Meghan Trainor and I are *this* close

Because we're both all about the bears, 'bout the bears, 'bout the bears...

What, she's not all about the bears? It's bass? Oh, how embarrassing!

Well I'm still all about the bears because who doesn't love a bear or want a bear to love?

This is what happens to bears that double-cross the Don, see? (I've been watching Gotham of late)

Monday, 2 February 2015

Baby gift

My sister-in-law asked for some soaps as part of a baby shower gift she was attending. I suggested the numbers and spelling out the baby's name. Colour scheme of mauve, pink and white using goat's milk. The teddy bears are from a chocolate mould.

Have a great week!